Some Hints on Getting the Most from Your Office Cleaning ServicesNo matter how much relief you feel at knowing someone will be taking care of your office's regular cleaning chores it doesn't mean that you or your employees can let bad habits creep back into the workplace. Keeping your office looking good between cleans takes practice. The biggest issue is falling into the trap of "leaving everything" to the cleaners. Don't compromise quality over quantity, follow these simple tips and make the most of the clean:
- Agree on a cleaning schedule.
So that your expectations and that of the cleaning company are in sync
agree to a schedule of cleaning tasks that are performed daily, weekly,
monthly, and on an as-need basis. Print off the checklist and leave with
your cleaner each week which details the things you want done.
- Avoid sticker shock. It
might be tempting to leave a week's worth of coffee mugs in the sink
but your cleaners
time (and your money) is much better used scrubbing the sink and
- Introduce a clean desk policy. Clutter makes it difficult to clean. Cleaners will not touch desks with papers and folders spread out all over them. To make sure that the cleaner can do their job of cleaning the workspace, get organised. Use file folders and ask employees to lock up valuable client files or company information in filing cabinets at the end of every business day. Not only is this a sensible security procedure it will ensure that your office furniture is cleaned and properly maintained.
- Recyling bins. Place
recycable items in properly marked bins. This can save you money as
some companies charge less for recycling.
- Utlise after hours services.
cleaner will be able to work more effectively with the office free of
people. If you are worried about protecting valuable company infomation
and property, think about
installing a monitoring system such as CCTV or schedule the
service at a time when there are minimal staff on the premises.
- Read your contract.
Review the terms and conditions of your agreement and make sure
everything you discussed is in writing.
- Be realistic. You may want your office sparkling clean from top to bottom but that might cost more than your willing to spend. Use the cleaning service for the difficult, time consuming chores.
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